Using AMOS tool for language pack translation

No AMOS translation for "Other" plugins

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No AMOS translation for "Other" plugins
by Aaron Wells - Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 7:43 AM

I maintain the local_externalzip plugin which is a Moodle local plugin, but which is categorized as "Other" in the plugin directory because it requires the application of a patch file to core code. A commenter on the plugin pointed out that this plugin doesn't appear in the AMOS translation website. I'm fairly sure this is because it's categorized as "Other", so AMOS wouldn't know where to put its translation strings. This would also explain the AMOS error I see when uploading a new version (see attached screenshot).

I guess my question is, am I correct about "Other" plugins not being in AMOS? And, is there a way that we could get them in there, somehow?

Thanks! cool

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Re: No AMOS translation for "Other" plugins
by German Valero - Monday, 22 July 2013, 10:35 PM
Language pack maintainers

There are several (n=16) plugins currently classified in the 'Other' category, which seemingly breaks the download folder naming, the online translation (AMOS), automatic install and update (and probably other helpful features). Davo Smith has raised this issue before with the Navigation Buttons plugin, but he has not yet seen a solution ( ).